I shared final week how we visited Pohang, South Korea over Memorial Day weekend to discover the brand-new Pohang Area Stroll, however I didn’t share an excessive amount of about the truth that we really did a fast in a single day keep, as effectively. Actually, staying in Airbnbs right here in Korea has been tougher than I’d anticipated, largely due to the language barrier, however we’ve finished it as soon as earlier than after we spent Thanksgiving in Busan, so we determined to attempt once more throughout our 24 hours in Pohang…and it really labored out fairly effectively!
I shared a bit bit about Pohang final week, however I didn’t point out an excessive amount of about our keep there. Pohang is definitely probably not a vacationer vacation spot, per se. It’s often known as an industrial hub, and we noticed fairly just a few ship-building vegetation, a lot of industrial warehouses, and so on. as we drove towards our Airbnb. We really drove proper by the seaside although, too! It was a bizarre kind of juxtaposition between business and seaside life, but it surely sort of labored.
We knew the seaside was proper there, however we really booked our Pohang Airbnb, largely, as a result of it had a bit pool. Since we have been primarily on the town for the Area Stroll, we figured we might calm down in any other case and simply benefit from the pool (and it was an excellent name!) Whereas tiny, the pool was such a bit luxurious, and the children had a blast – regardless that the water was chilly! The pension was petite, but it surely had sufficient house for us and our associates, and the air conditioners have been a pleasant deal with since many locations don’t have them.
What to Do in Pohang
In the event you’re visiting from Camp Humphreys or Osan, Pohang is a little bit of a trek. It’s a few 3.5 hour drive with out site visitors from Camp Humphreys, and doing that in a day sounds abysmal, so it’s positively value an in a single day. As soon as we arrived, we really came upon that there are some beachside tenting slips the place you’ll be able to both tent or journey trailer camp, which seems like a enjoyable tour, too! If we ever went again, I feel that’s what we’d go for.
Past that although, after we requested locals, they talked about that Pohang is understood for its seafood – and primarily crab. So, we determined to benefit from our time, and we drove about 25 minutes from our pension to Pohang Jukdo Market. We navigated via the market and located a crab restaurant the place you really choose your crabs, then they dispatch them and cook dinner them for you proper there. Oh, and the kiddos have been mainly celebrities strolling round and greeting each pleasant store proprietor alongside the best way. It was lovely.
Why You’ll Love Pohang
Lots of the locations surrounding the Camp Humphreys and Osan areas are fairly used to overseas vacationers, and there aren’t too many locations the place we actually stand out. In Pohang, nevertheless, it appeared almost untouched by exterior cultural influences, and we received the sensation that the restaurant we went to didn’t usually have overseas guests. Whereas there was a definitive language barrier the entire time, everybody was so gracious, and we communicated loads by way of Papago and laughter on each side.
Above all else, spending 24 hours in Pohang gave us the distinctive alternative to actually immerse ourselves in Korean tradition once more – one thing that’s usually watered down when near a navy base. Will we go to once more? In all probability not, however I’m so glad we did as a result of these are a few of these reminiscences we’ll always remember.